creative mentoring

Our Creative Mentoring service delivers an employment transition programme for young people in and caring care. One to one mentoring provided by our team of specialist Creative Mentors supports:

  • personal development through creative enterprise training;
  • vocational traineeships through arts participation activities;
  • accreditation through bespoke training packages.

The tried and tested Creative Mentoring model (pioneered by Derbyshire Virtual School) has been adapted as a creative enterprise framework for young people who are at greatest risk of not being in education, employment or training.

Funded by Children in Need our target is to work with over 100 participants between 2018-2021 who will participate in an interactive workshop programme which will provide 90 hours of personal development, mentoring and industry based provision focused on developing artistic practice, confidence and improving work ready, communication and team working skills.

With improved skills in creative production, participants are supported into enterprise activity or routes to further employment, education or training.

As a partnership we co-design the project with young people to ensure they exert a decisive influence on the direction of the work and so gain control to over their own futures.

Support from Swire Charitable Trust, D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and The Hedley Foundation in 2020-2021 will help the charity to increase the number of hours support, reach more children and young people in need and grow the offer across the region.